The Scottish Football Partnership Trust has made an award to Lanarkshire Sports club (Scottish FA Quality Mark Club) to assist with the purchase of a mobile floodlighting system. The club which has a current playing membership of 110 were keen to enhance their ability to offer more training evenings for their youngster throughout the winter months when access to floodlit facilities is restricted due to high demand and lack of availability. The clubs desire for growth and its willingness to provide more football time for its players was key to the success of their application.
John McGilvary Vice Chairman of Lanarkshire SC said, “Everyone from our Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scottish Football Partnerships Trust”. “We are very grateful for the tremendous support they have given to our portable floodlights project as without the Trust’s funding we would not have been able to achieve our goals”. “The benefits of having these floodlights are clear as without them the club would not be able to grow and give new kids a chance to be active and healthy through our football activities”. “Our new lights will also allow our original teams to have more than 1hour of training per week during the winter months, which is all we were able to provide before”. “As Ian Robertson, manager of one of our older teams, said”, ” it not only gives us more time to help make them better football players but more importantly it lets them become more fitter and healthier”. “We can’t thank the SFP Trust enough for its hard work in putting this altogether and also John Hood from Lightsure for the professional way his company worked along with us and for making our recent demonstration evening very easy for our coaches to understand in terms of how to operate our new floodlights”.